The New Jersey Legislature has an election year overall job approval rating of 47%-38%, down seven points from last year, a Monmouth University poll released today reported.
This is a view of the entire legislature, and not on any individual member of the State Senate or Assembly.
In April 2020, just a month into the global pandemic, the Legislature’s approvals were at 54%-27%. Gov. Phil Murphy’s approvals soared to 71%.
The 47%-38% rating is for adult New Jerseyans. Among registered voters, approvals are at 47%-40%.
The current approval numbers are substantially better than September 2019, when the Monmouth poll put the legislature at 32%-45%. Republicans picked up one Senate seat and two Assembly seats in Murphy’s mid-term election.
Aside from last year, the legislature’s approvals are the highest since January 2014, when the Monmouth poll put them at 46%-35%.
Since 2007, Monmouth polls have typically placed generic legislative approvals in the 20s and 30s.